Seven Star Park is one of the best urban parks in China and has something for just about everyone.
The park is named after the seven peaks located throughout here that are shaped like the Big Dipper constellation. Amongst the peaks are several explorable caves, including "Seven Star Cave", which are quite famous for having stalagmites, stalactites and other natural formations that resemble animals and landscapes.
The rest of this fantastic park is filled with trees and gardens. With its beautiful peaks, caves and gardens, this park has enough to keep any visitor entertained for hours or even a good day.
Situated on the eastern side of the Li River, Seven Star Park is the biggest (with an area of 134 hectares) with the best natural environment in Guilin. It includes sites as Follower Bridge, Camel Hill, Seven Star Cave and others.
The elegantly constructed Flowers Bridge is the main gateway to the park. It was first built in the Song dynasty and renovated in the Ming dynasty. It's said that in the ancient time the bridge was well surrounded by wild flaming flowers in spring, thus the name of the bridge. Unfortunately, the number of flowers reduced greatly during the Qing dynasty and now visitors can't find any.
The Camel Hill is a wow of a sight. Being in the shape of a huge camel, it was named so. The hill is so life-like that it seems to be elaborately forged by human. Actually it is entirely a natural formation.
The Seven Star Cave is a fantastic karst cave with a large number of stalagmites and stalactites, which decorate the cave into an eye-dazzling beautiful place.
Other famous scenic spots here are: Crescent Hill, Putuo Hill, Guihai Stele Forest.
Reed Flute Cave (Ludi Yan)
contains some of the most extraordinary underground scenery in all of China.
The natural rock formations in the cave make up several scenes including "Primitive Forest", "Crystal Palace", and "Flower and Fruit Mountain". While the multi-colored lighting may be annoying, the caves are really quite impressive.
Situated at the foot of Guangming Hill in the western Guilin, Reed Flute Cave adopted its name after a kind of reed growing in the neighborhood, which can be made into melodious flute.
It is a splendid karst cave with a myriad of stalactites and stalagmites of all strange shapes: some like lionS, some like frogs and some like a crystal palace. What impress visitors most here are the stone curtains, which not only boast fantastic forms but resonant sounds. When struck, some give a booming sound as a drum; others produce a ring sound like a piano. The forms and sounds here make the cave "the art palace of the nature".
First officially opened to the public in 1962, the cave now is a main attraction in Guilin. It is an fantastic place where imagination will fly with strong wings. It is of course a must for all the visitors to Guilin.
Reed Flute Cave is located on the northwest outskirts of Guilin, 5 kilometers away from the downtown area.